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Our premium spirits are lovingly crafted in small batches using only high quality Australian ingredients.Illegal Tender Rum Co

Springfield, West Australia
“Our name and our spirits pay tribute to that time in Australian history and our 230 year love affair with rum.”
Illegal Tender Rum Co – Barely Legal Rum

1808 Barely Legal Rum

Using the best quality ingredients and state of the art distillation equipment, this double distilled un-aged cane spirit shows the true mark of quality between distiller and still through depth of flavour and character.

Illegal Tender Rum Co – Distillers' Cut Rum

Distillers' Cut Rum

A sophisticated spirit that entertains your palate, with distinct cane flavours ranging from brown sugar to a buttery crème brule. A light bite on the back of the throat indicates the shiraz cask used for ageing, which pronounces that you are in fact drinking a barrel aged rum.

Illegal Tender Rum Co – Spiced Rum


Produced with the use of the finest quality Australian sourced dark brown sugar and double distilled using our 4 plate column still this cane spirit is barrel aged in an ex Shiraz, French Oak cask for one month and spiced with Kakadu Plum, Lemon Myrtle, Quandong, Wild Rosella and Wattleseed Plus 15 other Spices.

What's in a name?

Naming a company takes a lot of thought and research, too long and people forget you, too short and you become a slang word faded out of meaning.

After a touch of research we came across a couple of interesting facts about rum in Australia.

From 1787 to 1824 Rum reigned supreme as Australia’s form of tender, it was bartered with and used as a form of payment for all types of workers and items. Many famous Australian landmarks of this time, were bought and built with Rum as the main currency. In 1824 the acting Governor of the time ordered that rum be made an Illegal form of Tender. Our Name is our way to pay homage to that time in Australian history, by taking on the name Illegal Tender Rum Co.

An all Australian company seeking to produce the finest all Australian small batch rum.

Illegal Tender Rum Co Distiller, Codie Palmer